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Magazine Island

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld0863
Includes Beaches:
riverway lagoon
State/Region:
QLD Townsville
Post Code:
4810
Length:
0.2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
ross river (east)  (1.2km) the strand  (2km) sandfly creek  (2.1km) kissing point  (2.9km) rowes bay  (4.5km)

Beach

Magazine Island is part of the port of Townsville and has been heavily modified by port development. Along the east side of the island, toward the mouth of Ross River, is a narrow, 200 m long strip of sand between the road and the creek. While the creek is used by boats for access to the bay, the beach is not recommended for swimming owing to the tidal flats adjacent to the beach, boat traffic and strong tidal currents in the creek that parallels the beach.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Seawall Seawall

Regulation Symbols

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    Last updated: 20/03/2009 13:25:23

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 19/09 Tue 20/09 Wed 21/09 Thu 22/09 Fri 23/09 Sat 24/09 Sun 25/09
    Riverway Lagoon (Lifeguards)
    08:00
    -
    18:00
    08:00
    -
    18:00
    08:00
    -
    18:00
    08:00
    -
    18:00
    08:00
    -
    20:00
    08:00
    -
    20:00
    08:00
    -
    20:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Riverway Lagoon (Lifeguards)

    Hazards

    • Irukandji Irukandji
    • Bluebottles Bluebottles
    • Chironex Chironex
    • Crocodiles Crocodiles
    • High Tide Range High Tide Range

    Service Providers

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    WEATHER

    Sun, 25 Sep 08:00 pm

    TOWNSVILLE (5 km)


    Mostly clear.
    25.50 °C
    N/15 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SunMonTueWedThuFri
    28° 24° 30° 23° 28° 23° 28° 23° 28° 23° 30° 21°

    WATER

    26

    Issued at Sun, 25 Sep 14:19

    SWELL FORECAST

    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • NNW
      13 km/h
      0.4m
    • S
      16 km/h
      0.5m
    • SSW
      7 km/h
      0.2m
    • ENE
      13 km/h
      0.6m
    • E
      6 km/h
      0.2m
    • ENE
      13 km/h
      0.6m
    • ENE
      12 km/h
      0.5m
    • NE
      16 km/h
      0.7m

    Townsville issued at Sat, 24 Sep 19:11

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Northerly 10 to 15 knots.
    Swell:
    Easterly below 1 metre.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre.
    Weather:
    Mostly sunny.

    UV INDEX

    14



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      00:18
      0.96m
    • high
      05:58
      2.50m
    • low
      12:01
      0.77m
    • high
      18:17
      3.30m

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    Townsville issued at Sun, 25 Sep 20:31

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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